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Mendelssohn to Mendelsohn

Visual Case Studies of Jewish Life in Berlin


Cyril Reade

Contents: The Pre-Modern German-Jewish Subject – Lavater and Lessing Visit Moses Mendelssohn: Locating a Moment of Origin for the Modern German-Jewish Subject – Brendel Mendelssohn, Brendel Veit, Dorothea Veit, Dorothea von Schlegel: Identities in Transition – The Neue Synagoge on the Oranienburgerstraße: An Oriental Face to a Modern Body – The Wertheim Department Store: Messel’s Architectural Historicism as Marketing Strategy – Erich Mendelsohn’s Modernism: The Historical Roots of Neues Bauen Architecture.